• Business Growth Strategies
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Business Growth Strategies

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake SCORE for this monthly workshop series that will help you start up and nurture your small business. You will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and learn the keys to success.

  • Sprague Branch Express Service Available Now

    The City Library’s Sprague Branch has reopened with limited service. The main level of the building is open with "express services," including holds pick-up, a small collection of materials, a handful of public access computers with shortened time limits, and free public WiFi Internet access.

  • Sweet Reads Book CLub 4th Tuesday of Each Month, 7–9pm

    Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering. Gatherings taking place February and later will focus on a pre-selected title.

  • Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants
    One Person can make a difference. And everyone should try. John F. Kennedy

    Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants

    Learn the ten most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, and start looking for funders right away. The City Library will be holding five sessions of this workshop.

  • Computer Classes at The City Library

    The City Library offers a variety of computer classes every month, from introductory classes and basic skills to advanced classes in the Creative Lab.

  • Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration
    Grinches and Sneetches and Cats wearing Hats, Why, who do we have to thank for all that?

    Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration

    Join The City Library, KUED, and Discovery Gateway in celebrating Dr. Seuss's 114th birthday. There will be games, activities, birthday cake, and a special appearance by the Cat in the Hat! Fri, Mar 2, 3–5pm · Main Library, Children’s Library

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Join Salt Lake SCORE for a workshops that will help you get your start-up off the ground. Participants will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and will learn the keys to success.

  • 12 Minutes Max
    Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra Streisand

    12 Minutes Max

    A monthly showcase of short new works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, come see new pieces in music, dance, writing, film, theater, performance art and the like, each 12 minutes or less.

  • Writing for Change
    "If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther

    Writing for Change

    Join the Library and the SLCC Community Writing Center for two free workshops that will teach you how to effectively engage in civic dialogue through social media and letter writing.

  • Year of Centennial Celebration
    The Chapman Branch has served the people of Salt Lake since May 27, 1918.

    Year of Centennial Celebration

    Throughout the year there will be Centennial events like Chapman's 100th birthday party! Look out for decades-themed book displays and share your personal memories of #chapman100.

BOOKS & AUTHORS EVENTS
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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Manga and Anime Club

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The Manga and Anime Club meets every Friday. We’ll watch a variety of Anime series, discuss recent Manga reads, play games, create cosplay costumes, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sweet Reads Book Club

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Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

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The Manga and Anime Club meets every Friday. We’ll watch a variety of Anime series, discuss recent Manga reads, play games, create cosplay costumes, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms.

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Manga and Anime Club

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This club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. We’ll watch a variety of Anime series, discuss recent Manga reads, play games, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Join other Day-Riverside detectives for this monthly reading discussion group. Each month we'll highlight a different sub-genre, and you'll be encouraged to discuss your favorite reading recommendations.

Marmalade Branch
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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First Wednesdays

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Find your next great read or share your enthusiasm for one of your favorites at the First Wednesdays Book Discussion Group.

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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Main Library, Book Sale Area
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The Spring Used Book Sale offers a well rounded collection of materials, including children’s books, teen fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, and audiobooks, all available at bargain prices.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Anderson-Foothill
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First Wednesdays

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Find your next great read or share your enthusiasm for one of your favorites at the First Wednesdays Book Discussion Group.

Marmalade Branch
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Anderson-Foothill
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sweet Reads Book Club

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Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering.

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First Wednesdays

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Find your next great read or share your enthusiasm for one of your favorites at the First Wednesdays Book Discussion Group.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

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Art EXHIBITS

The Salt Lake City Library hosts art exibits throughout the year. We also lists citywide exhibits here and in our events calendar. If you are a local artist, click on "Call for Entries" to get involved.

From Jan 22 to Mar 02

2018 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, the Utah Chinese Association of Sciences and Technology, and the Salt Lake City Public Library jointly present the 2018 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit. Main Library, Children's Gallery

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Exhibits are chosen by a staff committee according to the needs and interests of the community, the variety of shows, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of format for each library's physical space. Submissions are accepted twice annually: during the two-week periods prior to April 10 and October 10.



TEEN ART EXHIBIT CALL FOR ENTRIES

Teen artists and art instructors, submit your or your student's portfolio to be featured at The City Library! We are always on the lookout for original art exhibitions for the Main Library's Canteena Space on Level 2, and welcome submissions year-round.